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Director of Hospitality
University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana
Date Posted 05/09/2022
Hospitality Management, Tourism & Culinary Arts
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Director of Hospitality

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Director of Hospitality.

Applications will be accepted until 5/4/2022.

The University of Notre Dame Enterprises and Events (UEE) division is currently hiring for the position of Director of Hospitality at The Morris Inn. The UEE division leads the University's event management, hospitality, and customer service functions while supporting student life, academic endeavors, and research initiatives. As part of the event management role, the division is responsible for the planning and execution of a wide range of University events from Commencement to concerts and special events on football game weekends. The division is a major contributor of revenue to the University's mission and employs the largest number of staff on campus with over 1,200 full-time, part-time, temporary, and on-call staff.

Why this position?

This position provides hands-on leadership of all aspects of the Food and Beverage operations at the Morris Inn, McKenna Hall Conference Center and Three Leaf Catering - including Restaurants, Banquets, Culinary, Beverage and Stewarding operations. The preferred candidate for this position will have strong hospitality experience in hotels, food and beverage, catering and a proven leader.

The Director of Hospitality plans, organizes, controls, evaluates and manages the menus, production and daily operations of Rohr's, Banquets, Events, Wind Family Fireside Terrace, Cafe J, Rohr's Food Truck, Three Leaf catering, in-room dining service on premises of the Morris Inn, the adjacent IACC certified 20,000 sq ft McKenna Hall Conference Center, and at the CCE (Center for Culinary Excellence). This position is responsible for establishing guidelines, policies and systems consistent with University values and a Four Diamond level of service in all food and beverage and Events operations, and will oversee the kitchen which includes the Executive Chef within Rohr's, Culinary, Catering, Banquets and Stewarding operations to ensure that all guest and staff expectations are anticipated and exceeded.
What makes UEE special?
The mission of University Enterprises and Events (UEE) is to enrich the journey of friends and family in celebrating the spirit of Notre Dame. We encourage a culture that is committed to diversity and inclusion, well-being, and professional development and growth. In addition to supporting the University's core values (Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, Leadership in Excellence & Leadership in Mission), we also celebrate our division values of: Joy, Inclusion, Trust, Empowerment, Humility and Kindness with a strong focus on investing in our people and enhancing the employee experience.

UEE Commitments to a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
To treat every person with dignity and respect
To value our cultural differences
To harness the strength of our diversity
To commit ourselves to the mission of equality for all
To be diligent in our efforts to listen, learn, and grow with one another

  • A preferred candidate has been identified for this position

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelors degree preferred
7 years of industry equivalent experience in Director role within similar size operations in upscale/luxury hotel F&B leadership roles.
Extensive knowledge of food, beverage and service required.
Overall Food and Beverage knowledge including, but not limited to production technique, wines and liquors. Superior training, computer, communication and interpersonal skills required.
Must participate in Universitys supervisory training program.

  • Thorough working knowledge of hot and cold food preparation.
  • Good working knowledge of accepted sanitation standards and health codes for the State of Indiana.
  • Basic math skills necessary to understand recipes, measurements, requisition amounts and portion sizes.
  • Must have ability to read, write and understand the English language.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity is needed to use all kitchen equipment.
  • Must have ability to grasp, lift overhead and/or carry 50 lbs. maximum.
  • Must have ability to perform duties with extreme temperature ranges and to stand for long periods of time, up to and over 8 hours.
  • Ability to conduct meetings, menu briefings, and maintain communication lines between staff and servers is essential.
  • Must have strong hearing and visual skills to observe and detect signs of emergency situations, distinguish product, taste, texture and presentation and observe preparation.
  • Artistic ability to create theme menus, ideas for ice carvings, decorations, etc.
  • Ability to supervise large staff and accomplish goals on a timely basis.
  • Must be able to demonstrate clear and consistent delegation and communication skills and strong time-management skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:
ServSafe certification & Indiana Alcohol Licensing are required. Advance beverage certifications is a plus, with wine knowledge being key to this role. Culinary supervision experience preferred.

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597.

Equal Opportunity Employment StatementThe University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S221602. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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